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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 26 Oct 1972

Vol. 263 No. 2

Written Answers. - Cost of Increasing Blind Pension.


asked the Minister for Social Welfare the current net cost of increasing the blind pension to £7 per week assuming the elimination of the means test.

The additional net cost of increasing the maximum rate of blind pension to £7 a week with no means test is estimated to be in the region of £700,000 a year.